--log-file-format seems to be ignored?

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Fri Mar 13 17:49:28 GMT 2009

On Fri 13 Mar 2009, Jake Wilson wrote:

> I'm using Rsync 3.0.5 between two Debian boxes.  I have an rsync
> script setup that uses --log-file=mylogfile.log and also I have
> specified --log-file-format=whatever.  But I can't seem to get the
> --log-file-format to be recognized.  I don't get any sort of errors,
> but the log format that I get is just the default, no matter how I
> change the format option.

You don't show the _exact_ commands you're using, so it's hard to tell
what the problem is.  Try not to obfuscate details unless you really
have to, as details can be very important...

> Also, at one point I thought, oh well maybe specifying the log format
> only applies toward the default log that rsync saves which is
> specified in the rsyncd.conf file.  But on these Debian boxes, I can't

Are you talking to an rsync daemon? If not, rsyncd.conf is not relevant.
If a daemon is being used when the rsyncd.conf should be in /etc/.


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